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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag was detected near Salina Cruz in Mexico

Earthquake location 16.1592S, -95.5205WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Salina Cruz in Mexico on Thursday. Exact location of event, longitude -95.5205 West, latitude 16.1592 North, depth = 50.96 km. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:21:14 / 9:21 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008lsy. Id of event: us20008lsy. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/02/17 / 2017-02-23 15:21:14 / February 23, 2017 @ 3:21 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 50.96 km (32 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Las Amilpas, Colonia Rincón Viejo, Matías Romero (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 34 km (21 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Matías Romero (c. 21 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Crucecita (c. 15 100 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 34 km W of Salina Cruz, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -95.5205° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 16.1592° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 50.96 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 34km W of Salina Cruz, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-02-23 15:21:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-23 19:50:56 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 7 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 373 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 3.252 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.69 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 150 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20008lsy Id of event.
Event Code 20008lsy An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008lsy, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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